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Between the msi b450 gaming plus and the b450 tomahawk, which should I choose for this build? I plan to overclock the 2600; however, I want the mobo to be aesthetically pleasing, as well. If the VRM difference between the tomahawk and gaming plus is wide enough though, I will choose the more durable one. 

 

 

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I wouldn't get MSI at all.

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I pulled up the newegg compare thingy, I don't think theres that many differences besides IO, but take a look for yourself

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?CompareItemList=-1|13-144-189^13-144-189%2C13-144-191^13-144-191

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

I wouldn't get MSI at all.

what would you recommend then? I'm just curious

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16 minutes ago, lmeneses said:

Between the msi b450 gaming plus and the b450 tomahawk, which should I choose for this build? I plan to overclock the 2600; however, I want the mobo to be aesthetically pleasing, as well. If the VRM difference between the tomahawk and gaming plus is wide enough though, I will choose the more durable one. 

 

 

I honestly don't see a difference except the VRM heatsink and I/O. Although I don't know how much effect the heatsink will have if you plan on overclocking.

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3 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I wouldn't get MSI at all.

May I ask why since I have heard, especially with the tomahawk, that they are great boards, particularly for ocing

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1 minute ago, Rex_G said:

Although I don't know how much effect the heatsink will have if you plan on overclocking.

Well, a pretty big affect

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1 minute ago, lmeneses said:

May I ask why since I have heard, especially with the tomahawk, that they are great boards, particularly for ocing

MSI boards for AM3+ were pretty crap.  Their Ryzen boards are decent though, especially at their price points.

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I thought the vrm heatsinks looked pretty similar.. I think the only real differences is the IO and that the tomahawk has RGB and is a more neutral color (grey/gray)

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1 minute ago, KarathKasun said:

MSI boards for AM3+ were pretty crap.  Their Ryzen boards are decent though, especially at their price points.

well am3+ was some time ago, right? 

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1 minute ago, KarathKasun said:

Yeah, nearly 10 years ago now.

10 years is a lot for computer time. 

@lmeneses I'd say go with the tomahawk, but make sure to read the reviews and look at the good to bad review ratio.

the tomahawk has a rebate too

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2 minutes ago, mxk. said:

10 years is a lot for computer time. 

 @lmeneses I'd say go with the tomahawk, but make sure to read the reviews and look at the good to bad review ratio.

 the tomahawk has a rebate too

Yea, I've heard a lot of good about the tomahawk, especially with VRMs, but I just wanted to see when compared to the gaming plus how big the performance difference was

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Just now, lmeneses said:

Yea, I've heard a lot of good about the tomahawk, especially with VRMs, but I just wanted to see when compared to the gaming plus how big the performance difference was

I guess there a lot of people with ryzen b450, I can't say the same using a FM2 socket mobo/cpu....

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2 minutes ago, mxk. said:

 I guess there a lot of people with ryzen b450, I can't say the same using a FM2 socket mobo/cpu....

Gotta get that upgrade

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1 minute ago, lmeneses said:

Gotta get that upgrade

broke sophomore feelsbad. I'm only playing csgo 1024x768 so I'm not suffering.

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5 minutes ago, mxk. said:

broke sophomore feelsbad. I'm only playing csgo 1024x768 so I'm not suffering.

lmao ah, that's not to shabby, but when you become a senior, you'll have the money to upgrade like I did

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Just now, lmeneses said:

lmao ah, that's not to shabby, but when you become a senior, you'll have the money to upgrade like I did

welll christmas is coming up and I think you've seen my build posts

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1 minute ago, mxk. said:

welll christmas is coming up and I think you've seen my build posts

oh yea, damn son, that's a solid build and a huge upgrade lmao 

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Just now, lmeneses said:

oh yea, damn son, that's a solid build and a huge upgrade lmao 

yeah gonna slap a 9700k in it in the future when an i5 won't do me justice. "merry christmas from intel and evga"

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14 minutes ago, mxk. said:

what would you recommend then? I'm just curious

Probably an AsRock or Asus board.

11 minutes ago, lmeneses said:

May I ask why since I have heard, especially with the tomahawk, that they are great boards, particularly for ocing

Bad experiences. 3 failed AM4 boards, my current Z270 board is also showing issues.

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Just now, dizmo said:

Probably an AsRock or Asus board.

Bad experiences. 3 failed AM4 boards, my current Z270 board is also showing issues.

oh shit, mega noted for my z390 build...

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5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

Probably an AsRock or Asus board.

Bad experiences. 3 failed AM4 boards, my current Z270 board is also showing issues.

interesting, would you recommend this board? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119138

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1 minute ago, lmeneses said:

interesting, would you recommend this board? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813119138

I'd check out reviews first. They should be readily available.

Though, above all else, I'd wait for Black Friday.

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23 minutes ago, dizmo said:

I'd check out reviews first. They should be readily available.

 Though, above all else, I'd wait for Black Friday.

Ok and I will 

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